You better not pout

You better not pout

The jolly elf
Santa Claus drew quite a crowd of kids at Peachtree City’s Hometown Holiday festivities held Dec. 6 at City Hall Plaza. Activities included holiday crafts for children, making s’mores and a number of live performances Photo/Terri Ricker.

Fayette water plant mural is nearly finished

The first large-scale art project under Fayette County’s new art initiative is close to completion, according to county officials.

Earlier this year the Fayette County Public Art Committee and the Board of Commissioners selected Alpharetta artist Pash Lima to create a mural at the Crosstown Water Treatment Plant on TDK Boulevard. Lima began work on the project last month.

The mural is to be about 95 feet wide and 12 feet tall, which is “the largest single piece of art ever created in Fayette County history,” according to a county spokesperson. Read More»

Coweta is named one of 10 'PlanFirst' communities

Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs representative Brian Johnson recently presented Coweta County with its designation as a “PlanFirst” community. Pictured are, from left, Planning Dept. representative Sandra Parker, Johnson and Commissioner Tim Lassetter.

The Georgia Dept. of Community Affairs (DCA) recently announced that Coweta County was among 10 cities and counties to be designated as “PlanFirst” communities based on successful planning initiatives.

The communities cited with Georgia’s first-ever “PlanFirst” designation have a proven track record of implementing their plan and a history of good plan development, according to DCA. Read More»

Christmas in Tyrone

6-year-old Evan Hardy shows Santa his loose tooth. Photo/Bethan Adams.

Light the tree

Below are photos by Bethan Adams from Tyrone's Christmas tree lighting event. Hold the mouse over each photo for its information.


The evening affair included various components of the community, including Zumba and Jazzercise and Sandy Creek High School's and Flat Rock Middle School's choruses.


Santa, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse rode in on a horse-drawn carriage right before Mayor Eric Dial counted down for the lighting of the Christmas tree. Read More»

WHS & MHS join for holidays

The Whitewater and McIntosh High Schools’ choral departments are teaming up to present “Sounds of the Season” Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. at Harps Crossing Baptist Church.

The directors are Richard Prouty, of Whitewater, and Hannah Beth Potter, of McIntosh.

The choruses will be accompanied by McIntosh’s symphony and Whitewater’s women’s ensemble. Read More»

PTC cops make second arrest in AT&T robbery

A second arrest has been made in connection with the Dec. 2 robbery of the AT&T store on Ga. Highway 54 in Peachtree City. In that arrest a Jonesboro man was charged with armed robbery and kidnapping. Read More»

PTC cops searching for armed robbery suspect

UPDATE: Dec. 12, 2 p.m. — Peachtree City police are asking for help locating a suspect in an armed robbery the occurred during the late afternoon hours on Dec. 11 at the Wisdom Shell store on Wisdom Road at Ga. Highway 74. Department spokesman Mark Brown said a man entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded cash. Read More»

PTC cops searching for man in Kedron area

UPDATE - 2:40 p.m. - Peachtree City police the suspect has been taken into custody.

Crabapple Elementary School was locked down temporarily Thursday afternoon while Peachtree City police search for a man who ran from officers.

Department spokesman Mark Brown said officers are searching for a man, identified as Christopher Cudd, who ran from an officer at the Kedron Holiday Inn.

The man is described as a white male, 6’ 2” and wearing a blue jacket, tan pants and brown shoes. Read More»

Pearl Harbor survivor's story

Sgt. Darwin "Ditty" Schurr wearing a lei. Photo/Courtesy of Linda Conley.

He had to choose between Hawaii and the Philippines upon his enlistment, and Hawaii won. He liked the name.

Little did Sgt. Darwin “Ditty” Schurr know he would miss getting bombed on the beach only because he decided to sleep in the motor park. It was his birthday, and he had camped on the beach while on furlough.

Ditty, whose daughter, Linda Conley, lives in Tyrone, survived the surprise strike on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941–it was his 22nd birthday. Read More»

Cameras in classrooms? Schools seek pilot program

Shutterstock photo of ceiling mounted surveillance camera.

The Fayette County Board of Education on Dec. 1 heard a potential proposal that could bring video and audio monitoring and instructor enhancement to classrooms in the county’s schools. If approved sometime in 2015, the pilot project would outfit one elementary, middle and high school with the SAFE system at a cost of $4,000 per classroom. The cost for the pilot program would be about $720,000. Read More»

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